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I'm thinking about doing a xfire setup in the future either with a another 5870 if I could find one cheap or maybe the 6870s, but was just wondering if my cpu (1055t) will bottleneck them? I'm trying to OC it to around 3.7-4.0 hopefully.
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You'll be fine at those clock speeds.

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Nope, you should be fine set affinity on everything to core 0,1 then set the game to 2,3,4,5 works well for 6 cores biggrin.gif 5-10fps improvement in my buddy's rig
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You'll be fine at those clock speeds.

whats basically the lowest clock I could go without bottlenecking the cards?
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Nope, you should be fine set affinity on everything to core 0,1 then set the game to 2,3,4,5 works well for 6 cores biggrin.gif 5-10fps improvement in my buddy's rig

I'm not going to go a multi monitor setup but was just curious how I can make certain cores perform for only certain tasks and so on? or are you just saying in general the first 2 cores are used up by the eyeffinity and the rest goes towards games?
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whats basically the lowest clock I could go without bottlenecking the cards?


You'll be good to go with at least 3.6GHz. Are you using the stock cooler?

 

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whats basically the lowest clock I could go without bottlenecking the cards?
I'm not going to go a multi monitor setup but was just curious how I can make certain cores perform for only certain tasks and so on? or are you just saying in general the first 2 cores are used up by the eyeffinity and the rest goes towards games?

affinity, not eyefinity

affinity is just setting programs to use a specific core.once a program is running, find it in the processes tab of the task manager. right click it and choose "set affinity". then simply choose the processor/processor you want the program to run on
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affinity, not eyefinity
affinity is just setting programs to use a specific core.once a program is running, find it in the processes tab of the task manager. right click it and choose "set affinity". then simply choose the processor/processor you want the program to run on

Oh okay thanks for clearing that up for me.
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whats basically the lowest clock I could go without bottlenecking the cards?
I'm not going to go a multi monitor setup but was just curious how I can make certain cores perform for only certain tasks and so on? or are you just saying in general the first 2 cores are used up by the eyeffinity and the rest goes towards games?

affinity is eyefinity......If you do not know what affinity is then burn every electronic component in your house lol
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